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Proceedings of eSim 2002: 2nd Conference of IBPSA-Canada

     

THE SIMULATION OF FUEL CELL COGENERATION SYSTEMS WITHIN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Dav E. Cuthbert, Gord Deuchars, Gordon Mcalary

Abstract: A fuel cell (FC) model was developed within the ESPr/HOT3000 program to enable the simulation of residential buildings serviced by FC-cogeneration systems. Empirical relations in parametric form are used to represent the fuel cell's thermal and electrical performance. This approach is well suited to the current state and rapid pace of fuel cell development as the model makes direct use of benchmark test results. The new model is demonstrated by simulating a modern energy-efficient house serviced by an internally reforming solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) cogeneration system. Although these results are specific to the case simulated, the model does demonstrate that SOFCcogeneration systems have the potential for delivering high system efficiencies in residential buildings.
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